On Thursday, November 10th, during Adoption Network Cleveland's Annual Meeting, our colleague, Carlin Culbertson was recognized as a 2022 Triad Advocate of the Year.
Each year, Adoption Network Cleveland honors individuals who have influenced the wider community through advocacy and outreach efforts in child welfare, improved the lives of children and teens waiting for adoption, and enhanced the experiences of members of the adoption triad. This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the adoption and child welfare field in Ohio as demonstrated by a specific accomplishment, project, program or milestone. The following is Carlin's nomination submission.
"Carlin Culbertson is nominated for his steady and sustained leadership and advocacy in the greater community on behalf of children and young adults impacted by foster care and adoption. In 2015 Carlin was asked to be a part of the Cleveland community leaders that interview applicants to the Sullivan Deckard program at Cleveland State University, making decisions on scholarship awards and program acceptance. The Sullivan Deckard Scholarship program provides an opportunity for former foster youth to pursue an undergraduate degree with support. Carlin also donates his time to meet with each Sullivan Deckard student before they graduate to answer financial questions they may have, such as how to get a car loan or establish good credit.
Additionally, Carlin currently serves on the Great Lakes Ohio Regional Child Abuse and Child Neglect Prevention Council. As a part of the council, he works to distribute funds across different regions of Ohio to prevent child abuse. He was also recently made Chair of the Ohio Trust Fund Parent Advisory Council, which will meet to provide feedback to improve Ohio state agencies' services to children and families.
Carlin and his wife Megan are also foster parents and advocate publicly for individuals to become foster parents."
Carlin is a Vice President in the Assurance Services Group and has over 15 years in public accounting. He has extensive auditing experience serving a wide variety of clients in various industries, including construction, manufacturing, mining, biotechnology and distribution. Learn more about Carlin here.